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May
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F-1 Tornadoes Touch Down in Keachi, Kickapoo and Stonewall

For the second time within a week, DeSoto Parish residents have had to prepare for storms that were headed our way. The DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office reported that 3 F-1 tornadoes touched down in the Keachi and Stonewall areas. One tornado reportedly had 95-99 mph winds.

The area between Garland Scout Ranch and Red Bluff Road received damage that you could see as you passed by, with other damage done to property on some of the lesser traveled roads. Downed trees and power lines were seen, with homeowner’s also reporting damage from the storms.

Wed
15
May
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River City Fest “Summertime on the Sabine” Set for This Weekend

The last few weeks have flown by as Kathi Wells and her volunteer team finalized all plans for the 2019 River City Fest, “Summertime on the Sabine”. This year’s event will have carnival night only on Thursday, May 16, with the festival in full swing on Friday afternoon and all day Saturday. There will be no Sunday events in 2019, but there are hopes that they can expand to include Sunday again in the very near future.

Jim’s Rides of Lake Charles has become a traditional favorite with RCF attendees, and it will return once again with all the carnival entertainment that area families have come to enjoy. River City Fest will kick-off on Friday night, April 16 with Carnival Night.

On Friday, an evening parade will take place, with organizers inviting clubs, teams, queens, businesses, church groups, bands, firemen, deputies, officials and military to participate in the parade. Horses and their riders and carriages are also welcome.

 

 

Wed
15
May
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Logansport Tigers Ousted in Quarterfinals

The LHS Tiger Baseball team had a season of ups and downs and lots of changes but persevered and put together another great season. The Tigers entered the post season with a record of 9-16 and a number 9 seed in the power rankings. By way of a forfeit in the first round, the Tigers advanced to the Regional round and defeated East Iberville on the road by a score of 18-2.

Against East Iberville, the Tigers combined outstanding pitching by seniors Dayton West and Brayden Tyler with 12 hits. Leading the Tigers at the plate were Kolten Kinley (2-3 with 1 RBI) and Dayton West (3-4 4 runs scored). With the win, the Tigers advanced to the Quarterfinals for the second consecutive year and earn a home game against the number 1 seed Grand Lake.

Grand Lake jumped on the Tigers in the top of the first inning on a single and a towering home run. 

 

 

Wed
15
May
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Sheriff Jayson Richardson Awards Scholarships to 2019 Graduates

Congratulations teachers, students, and faculty on a great school year in DeSoto Parish! We are so very thankful for all of the hard-working educators who are shaping the future leaders of our community and abroad. Sheriff Richardson has visited each of the schools in our Parish over this past school year and was encouraged to see values such as integrity, hard work, and professionalism in the students and faculty.

It was an honor to be able to present three academic scholarships from the Louisiana Sheriff’s Scholarship Program to Katherine Atkins of Logansport High School, Cloe’ Bolanos of North DeSoto High School, and Kyle Deas of Logansport High School.

We are proud of all of our students in DeSoto Parish. As we wrap up yet another school year in the coming weeks, we wish you all a safe and fun-filled summer ahead! (submitted by DPSO) .

 

 

Wed
08
May
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DeSoto Parish Hit with EF-1 Tornado

With the beautiful spring blooms currently appearing on flowers and trees, it was hard to imagine that a tornado would blow in and destroy everything that was in its path in just a matter of minutes.

A round of storms passed through the area with the National Weather Service categorizing the tornado that hit sporadic locations from Hwy 191 outside of Logansport, all the way to Highway 84 and Oak Hill Road in Mansfield, snapping trees, ripping off roofs, and destroying many of the buildings at the Southeast Sales portable building location. It also snapped a light pole off of its concrete base in the old Walmart parking lot.

The tornado came very close to Mansfield High School, who lost power temporarily, but did not suffer a direct hit. School was in session at that time.

 

Wed
08
May
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Lady Griffins Fall in Semifinals

The North DeSoto Lady Griffins came into this season on a mission as they were ousted in the Semifinals last season by Deridder who went on to win the 4A title. A group of 10 seniors entered this season with some unfinished business to attend to and set their sights on one more state title to add to their credit. They also wanted to send their head coach, Lori McFerren, out on top in what would be her last season at the helm of the Lady Griffin program. However, as fate would have it, the Lady Griffins would have to get through West Ouachita. These two teams were no strangers as the Lady Griffins denied West Ouachita the state title in 2015 and 2017. The Lady Griffins had also beaten the Lady Chiefs by a score of 8-7 in an early season matchup and were 6-1 coming into the semifinal match against them.

Wed
01
May
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Cornerstone Ministries to Host 8th Annual Rodeo May 4 and 5

May 4 and 5 are the dates that have been set for the 8th Annual Cornerstone Cowboy Church Rodeo that will be held at the Logansport Municipal Arena, 1842 Berry Road, located just off of Uncas Street (around the Four Mile Loop). The event will kick-off Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and continue on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. The annual event is presented by the Louisiana Rodeo Cowboys Association and the United Professional Rodeo Association. Admission to the event is $10.00 per carload.

Other than traditional rodeo events, some of the happenings that those attending can expect to see, or participate in if so desired, include hometown barrel racing with an entry fee of $20.00 and a calf scramble for kids 10 years of age and under. There will be $250.00 added prize money per event, with the exception of the Hometown Barrels competition. The registration fee for it is $20.00.

Wed
01
May
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Stonewall and Logansport Join Mansfield with National Day of Prayer Events

The National Day of Prayer is something that has become a tradition with DeSoto Parish church leaders ready to participate in the 2019 event. Stonewall will hold their event on Wednesday evening, May 1, with Logansport and Mansfield holding their events on Thursday, May 2. This year’s theme is “Love One Another” with related scripture found in John 13:34 “Love one another just as I have loved you.”

In Stonewall, the event is set for Wednesday, May 1, at 6:00 PM in the North DeSoto Middle School Gym. Keynote speaker for the event is DeSoto Superintendent of Schools Clay Corley.

 

 

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Wed
01
May
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DPSO Arrest Two on Burglary Related Charges

Sheriff Jayson Richardson reported that on April 21, at 12:20 p.m., the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding two male subjects who were seen trespassing on property, both of which were thought to still be in the area.

Deputies arrived on the scene and discovered that the residence and outbuildings had been burglarized. The caller was able to provide a clear description of the two individuals.

 

 

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Wed
01
May
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Local First Responders Band Together for National Public Safety Week

In honor of National Public Safety Week, on April 18, 2019, the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office assisted in a parish wide event to honor Emergency Communications Dispatchers and call takers. This event was held at the DeSoto Parish Communications building and honored DeSoto EMS, Fire Dispatch, DeSoto 911, Mansfield Police Department and the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office. Gifts for workers were provided by DeSoto 911, DeSoto EMS, Parish Fire Districts, and DeSoto Sheriff’s Office. Various businesses graciously provided food during the week for call takers which was also facilitated by DeSoto 911, and food for the event was provided by Warden Randy Clark and Assistant Warden Billy Cotton from the DeSoto Detention Center.

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